Trio of OBS grads win Saturday Calder Stakes

BLACK DIAMOND CAT The Ponche Handicap 06-08-13 CRC Fin2

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Bluestone Thoroughbreds LLC’s Black Diamond Cat rallied to take command of Calder’s $75,000 Ponche Handicap on Saturday inside the final furlong then drew off to win by a length and three quarters. It’s the third stakes win for the two time OBS graduate, sold first by Kaizen Sales at the 2008 January Sale before being consigned by Marion Bloodstock, Agent, to the 2008 August Sale. The 6-year-old Florida-bred Wildcat Heir gelding is now 47-7-11-5 and has earned $323,954.

 

CAPITALISM AT RISK The U Can Do It Handicap 06-08-13 CRC Up Track

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Amaty Racing Stables’ Capitalism At Risk rode a four race win streak into her stakes debut in Calder’s $75,000 U Can Do It Handicap, took the lead at the start and held on to win by a nose. Her first stakes score gives the 6-year-old Florida- bred mare by Bull Market a 44-17-3-6 record and boosts her bankroll to $280,562. Beth Bayer, Agent, sold the two time OBS graduate as a weanling at the 2007 Fall Mixed Sale before she was purchased for $65,000 out of the Blue River Bloodstock consignment at the 2009 April Sale. watch her under tack work

WILDCAT LILY The Leave Me Alone Stakes 06-08-13 CRC Tight Fin

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Rontos Racing Stable Corp.’s Wildcat Lily scored her first stakes win at Calder Saturday, drawing away to a four length victory in the $71,900 Leave Me Alone Stakes. That’s three wins in ten starts this year for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by D’wildcat, giving her a 15-4-3-1 record and earnings of $142,855. Sold first as a weanling by Mecco Sales (Mary Ellen Coenen), Agent, at the 2010 OBS Fall Mixed Sale, she was resold for $20,000 by Blue River Bloodstock, Agent, at the 2011 August Yearling Sale.